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As many as 40 million Americans are afflicted by more than 70 types of sleep disorders. Whether it is insomnia, restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea, the consequences of sleep disorders, especially the "problem sleepiness" during the day that normally follows, can have extremely serious—even life-threatening—consequences.
Sleep is as essential to your well-being as a healthy diet and exercise. Chronic lack of sleep can:
To better understand a sleep condition, Dignity Health Medical Foundation neurologists will first perform a physical exam and gather information about your symptoms and medical history. They may also order tests including:
Dr. Richard Beyer has dedicated much of his 30+ tenure to studying and treating sleep disorders. Director of the Woodland Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. Beyer continues to work with his patients to see and recognize both the expected and unexpected presentations of both common and uncommon diseases, leading to a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment. Learn more.
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Woodland’s Sleep Disorder Center offers the latest in digital technology for assessing patients’ sleep problems. In collaboration with a comprehensive team of pulmonologists (respiratory specialists), psychologists and otolaryngologists (ear, nose & throat doctors), our sleep specialists work with patients and their sleep partner to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Depending on individual symptoms, treatment may be as simple as better sleep habits, or it may involve special breathing equipment.
Woodland Sleep Disorder Center
515 Fairchild Court
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 668-2600
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, talk to your doctor about a referral to one of Woodland’s sleep disorders specialists.